Welcome to Connect + Solve

Officially established in 2013 by the ELIDZ Science and Technology Park (STP)Connect + Solve is an online open innovation platform aimed at fostering and accelerating collaboration and the commercialisation of innovations in South Africa, particularly the Eastern Cape.

Connect + Solve connects innovative solution providers ranging from individual innovators, SME’s, research institutions and corporates to innovation seekers with real business needs and with access to resources in order to develop, fund and potentially commercialise solutions and technologies.

How does it work?

Connect + Solve connects solution seekers and solution providers by engaging the Open Innovation market to find solutions for challenges posed by regional innovation seekers from government, state-owned enterprises, private companies and local communities; whilst creating opportunities for solution providers and entrepreneurs from the region. Where appropriate, innovation will also be fast tracked in the region by building a global tier for Connect + Solve to showcase local innovations globally and to find global partners, markets and suppliers when not available locally.

What should you do?

First you have to register on Connect + Solve.  Once registered, you are able to interact with solution seekers by responding to challenges posted on the website.  As a member of Connect + Solve, you can also showcase your own technology offers and receive responses from interested solution seekers directly via email.   You are able to share your profile also connect with other members and by completing your own profile you make it possible for other members to connect with you based on your skills and industry. 

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